Come celebrate the release of Alison Morse's first chapbook of very short stories: If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head, published by Red Bird Chapbooks.
Brian Beatty will be celebrating the release of his new collection Brazil, Indiana with a reading at Flat Earth Brewing Company on Saturday, February 25, 2017. For more infomration, check out the Facebook event.
Join Kindra McDonald as she celebrates the release of her chapbook Elements & Briars with a reading and signing at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA. For more information please check out the Facebook event.
A multimedia poetry reading with music, diversions, refreshments, and raffle prizes
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Hypermodernsupafunkrocksouldisco band PANCAKE7
Come to a reading by five local Red Bird authors: Nancy Shih-Knodel, Joan Johnson, Francine Marie Tolf, Alison Morse, and Matt Mareck.
March 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue
937 7th Street West
Saint Paul MN 55102
Four local Red Bird authors share their work. This will be a night of fictions and truths, poetics and candor. Please join these writers in celebration of their work:
Paul Van Dyke
Gray regime breakfast
blunt and slow: rain pouring
As the television drones
of political sports,
the dry eggs assault me
with unknown ingredients.
Finally, the big game:
the crowd watches, aghast...
Coffee house philosoph
playing open chords on a hollow body,
knock off beats penning cynicisms
the shutter-speed-dealers and
faux-pigmenters sullenly sly-jiving pomp and prints
to sleep with easily impressed marks,
confusing ego and creativity...
The compost brings growth to the garden. Every rotting body
drags itself into the earth.
Cremation is for those afraid of their flesh falling to ribbons,
streaming through hairy grass,
a festival for the end of the day. The sun gives itself over to storms
to imagine the scoured face revealed
when the rain ends and, heat-kissed, the world steams into newness.
Rawness. Salt of the earth where nothing grows...
Sayantani Dasgupta's essay "The Butcher Shop of New Delhi" from her collection Fire Girl (Two Sylvias Press 2016) will appear in the forthcoming South Asia special issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review. You can read more about the issue here.